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Newsletter: Volume 27 April 2009

Contributions to the next WAC Newsletter due 18th May 2009

Archaeologists Without Borders Workshop

Report on the website of the World Archaeological Congress

Archaeologies of Art Podcast Series Launched!

Call for WAC members to nominate Indigenous people

World Archaeological Congress honors Larry Zimmerman

Dr Andree Rosenfeld

Recommendation on ERA Draft Quality Ranking

WAC-6 Media Releases

WAC-6 Closing Ceremony Speech

Portuguese WAC-6 Media Releases

German WAC-6 Media Releases

Spanish WAC-6 Media Releases

Turkish WAC-6 Media Releases

Czech. WAC-6 Media Release on Iran

 

 


Opportunities

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Click here to download complimentary full text access articles. We hope these resources will help you in your research and daily work.

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Marketing Executive,
Social Science & Humanities
(Journals and Online Products)
Email: lnew@wiley.com


ANNOUNCING 2nd ANNUAL PUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY PUBLISHING COMPETITIONS

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology are again sponsoring, in 2009, two international competitions focused on encouraging anthropologically inclined authors to address major public problems and broad audiences. Both competitions will award book contracts at early stages in the research/writing process - without the applicant necessarily having completed (or even started) the specified research and/or writing of the specified manuscript.

To learn more details - regarding the competition, the submission process, and the standards by which entries will be judged - please click on this link:
http://www.publicanthropology.org/PA-Competitions/2009-1.htm

May we ask a favor? Would you please forward this to anyone you think might not have received it. We discovered with the 2008 competition that a number of high quality proposals were submitted only because some readers, who received our announcement, took the time to forward it on to others who had not heard about the competition. Thank you.

Regards,

Dr. Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University)
Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)


Training Opportunity

NAGPRA: Writing and Managing a Successful Grant

Seattle, Washington
May 20-21, 2009

Purpose of the Seminar:
The National NAGPRA Program offers grants to assist museums, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations and Alaska Native villages and corporations with the NAGPRA process. Review practical tools and case studies of successful grant applications and projects. Learn how to assess the needs of a NAGPRA program, identify fundable projects, and write and manage a successful grant.

The seminar instructors are Sangita Chari, Grants Coordinator, National NAGPRA Program, and Jan I. Bernstein, Director, Bernstein & Associates.

Who May Attend:
The seminar is open to participants from Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and individuals interested in NAGPRA grants.

How to Register:
Download and complete the registration form available at www.npi.org
                 
Cost and Funding Sources:
The cost of registration for the seminar is $375 before April 8, $425 regular rate, $175 student.

If you are a representative of a Native American tribe, Alaska Native village or corporation, or Native Hawaiian organization, the National NAGPRA Program has scholarships available for registration.  The scholarship application form is available at www.npi.org.


International Opportunites

Some of these grants could be of interest to people from South America (the second) and Andorra Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Portugal, República Dominicana, Uruguay y Venezuela, as well as Guinea Ecuatorial, Filipinas y el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico (the first).
 
This is why there is no need for english translations.
 
Becas Endesa para Iberoamérica de Patrimonio Cultural. Las becas convocadas tienen por objeto la participación en un Programa de formación no reglada en el ámbito del patrimonio cultural, que se desarrollará mediante estancias de prácticas de los becarios en centros dependientes o adscritos al Ministerio Cultura de España. Los candidatos deberán tener la nacionalidad de uno de los países participantes en las Cumbres Iberoamericanas de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno. Hasta el 15 de abril de 2009.

Más información;
http://www.mcu.es/becas/FundacionEndesa2009.html
 
Convocatoria de Becas de la Fundación Carolina para el período 2009-2010. La Fundación Carolina es una institución única en el sistema español de cooperación al desarrollo que promueve las relaciones culturales y la cooperación en materia educativa y científica entre España y los países de la Comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones. Hasta el 18 de abril para becas de Doctorado y Estancias Cortas Postdoctorales y hasta el 5 de septiembre para las becas de formación permanente.

Más información;
http://www.oei.es/noticias/spip.php?article4225


SEASREP-Sephis Workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies

In the Philippines on 19-30 October 2009

The workshop aims to provide PhD students from the South in the field of Social Sciences or History an opportunity to strengthen the theoretical and methodological quality of their work under the guidance of experienced researchers from the South.

The workshop will focus on two parts: the lecture and discussion portion, and the revision of research proposals. The workshop will conclude with a presentation by the participants of their revised proposals.

For further details visit www.seasrepfoundation.org or click here to download PDF.

Inquiries:
SEASREP Foundaton
Unit612/613 Residencia de Regina
94 Xavierville Avenue
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Philippines
Tel: 63 2 7090854
Fax: 63 2 7090891
Email: methods@seasrepfoundation.org


Reducing Risks To Collections
Beijing, China
7-25 September 2009

Application deadline: May 15, 2009
 
ORGANIZERS
SACH, State Administrator of Cultural Heritage, China CACH, China Academy of Cultural Heritage ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
 
With the collaboration of:
CCI Canadian Conservation Institute
ICN Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage

BACKGROUND
Co-organized for the first time with the Chinese State Administrator of Cultural Heritage, this is the fourth course on "Preventive Conservation-Reducing Risks to Collections" held by ICCROM, in partnership with the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage.

THE COURSE
The course presents the risk management approach to conservation of collections. Risk management can be understood not only as the management of rare catastrophes, but also as the management of slow continual hazards, and everything in between. It becomes an integrated view of all expected damages and losses to collections.

The course will reviewthe risk management concept and its various applications in the field of cultural heritage. Participants will learn a practical method of risk assessment of collections in museums and archives, and apply it to a case study. The course will also examine recent research that is necessary for better estimates of risk, and thus for establishing priorities.
 
METHODOLOGY
The course is an intensive programme combining both theory and practice, through lectures, case studies and practical exercises. High level interaction is encouraged in the course with participants playing an important part.

PARTICIPANTS
The course is designed for 20 participants, 10 from Asia and the Pacific region, 10 from China. They are conservators, collection managers, curators, registrars, and other professionals involved in the preservation of cultural heritage, preferably with at least three years of practical working in the field. Preference will be given to candidates who are teaching or are heads of conservation teams. Candidates must submit, with their formal application, a 500-word summary of their experience and the way in which the course relates to their current or future projects.
 
TEACHING TEAM: CCI, ICCROM, ICN and associated professionals.
WORKING LANGUAGE: English
COURSE FEE: 900 EUR (Euro)
 
TRAVEL, ACCOMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES
Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Beijing. In order to cover living costs in Beijing during the course, participants should plan for a minimum total allowance of RMB 8500 (Chinese Yuan).

This sum would include the costs of accommodation in moderately priced hotel rooms (which the course organizers will locate for participants). Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies.

The organizers may be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to selected candidates who have been unable to secure funding .

APPLICATION
Please use the 'Course application form' at
http://www.iccrom.org/eng/01train_en/forms_en/applfrm_en.doc
and mail to the following address, to be used for all correspondence relative to the course:
 
PC 09 - Collections Unit - ICCROM
13, via di San Michele
I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY
Tel (+39) 06 585531 Fax (+39) 06 58553349
E-mail: collections@iccrom.org
 
Candidates' applications must be received by May 15, 2009


Indian Ocean Studies Workshop
Studying the Indian Ocean: New Methodological Approaches and Writing Connected Histories
New Delhi, India
30 November – 4 December 2009

By suggesting new theoretical frameworks, this workshop will address issues such as how were identities forged in the Indian Ocean, and what role did religious, commercial and media networks play in the process. The workshop will be organised around lectures by senior international scholars in the mornings and discussions of presentations by the participating students in the afternoons.

The workshop will be held at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. SEPHIS will take care of air travel, accommodation and local transport expenses for the participants. A subsistence allowance to cover living expenses will also be provided.

Eligibility: Pre-doctoral and early doctoral students from universities in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Applications in English and inquiries are to be directed to:
Lakshmi Subramanian
Coordinator, IOSP,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi 110025,
India
Email: iosp.jamia@gmail.com, or nilgin98@gmail.com

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UNITAR Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites
19 - 24 April 2009
Hiroshima
Japan

The sixth workshop of the UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series will be organized from 19 to 24 April 2009 in Hiroshima, Japan, focusing on issues surrounding the World Heritage Impact Assessment. Study tours to two World Heritage sites in Hiroshima -the A-Bomb Dome and the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine - will provide additional case studies and learning opportunities.  

Those wishing to be selected should send their application package as soon as possible and no later than 2 March 2009.  Please refer to our website www.unitar.org/hiroshima/unitar-activities/world-heritage-sites/2009 for more information. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hiroko Nakayama at hiroko.nakayama@unitar.org, or Mr. Berin McKenzie at berin.mckenzie@unitar.org.  


Xii  FACTORY OF IDEAS – 2009
Advanced Course in Ethnic and Racial Studies

Theme: Body, Power and Identity

The Federal University of Bahia announces the Twelfth Factory of Ideas course, a course that seeks to contribute to the training of researchers who are dedicated to studying processes of racialisation and ethnic identity formation. Special emphasis is given to black-white relationships and the production of black cultures in Latin America, Africa and the African Diaspora.

The course will be held in Salvador da Bahia at the Centre of Afro-Oriental Studies (CEAO) of the Federal University of Bahia and at the Federal University of Reconcavo (UFRB) in the colonial city of Cachoeira, also in the stat of Bahia, from 3rd to 21st August 2009.

Enrolment requirements:
Candidates should be at graduate level or higher.

Candidates interested in participating are required to fill out the electronic from at www.fabricadeideias.ufba.br between 10th and 30th March 2009.

For more information, click here. (PDF)


CODESTRA/SEPHIS Lecture Tour 2009 Call for Applications

The Lecture Tour series serves as an opportunity for Southern institutes or universities to invite a scholar with an established reputation from another area of the South, affiliated to a historic school or specific research approach, to present a series of public lectures and seminars on a chosen theme. The 2009 Lecture Tour session is scheduled for May 2009 and will cover the Southern African region. This year’s theme is Women's Movements in the History of the South.  

Additional information ia available at:

All applications or requests for more information should be addressed to:

Omobolaji Ololade Olarinmoye PhD
'CODESTRA/SEPHIS Lecture Tour 2009'
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop, angle Canal IV
BP 3304, Dakar, Senegal
Fax: (221) 8241289
Tel: (221) 8259822/23
Email: lecture.tour@codestra.sn

For more information, click here. (PDF)


CODESTRA/SEPHIS Faculty Exchange Programme

The launch of the Faculty Exchange Programme, aimed at fostering knowledge and understanding between two departments in different continents in the South, is scheduled for May/June 2009. The programme will start off with one fellow.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible as hosts are social science and history departments in African universities
  • Eligible as visiting faculty are historians and historically oriented social science scholars from continents in the South other than Africa

Application procedures and further details are available at:

For more information, click here. (PDF)


Fellowship at The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India

The Sephis Foundation is calling for applications from students from any country in the South for a fellowship at The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India.  The main purpose of the fellowship is to help develop alternative frameworks for research and teaching as well as new theoretical paradigms that take into account the specific experiences of non-Western societies.

For more information, click here. (PDF)


The South-South exchange programme for research on the history of development

Research Fellowships

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CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

Anthropological and Archaeological Imaginations: past, present and
future University of Bristol, 6th-9th April 2009.
 
The Association of Social Anthropologists 09 conference will take place
at the University of Bristol, 6th-9th April. The aim of this conference
is to stimulate a major reconsideration of the complex  links which
obtain between social anthropology and archaeology. Though social
anthropology has had an uneasy relationship with archaeology we believe that the transformations that both disciplines have experienced in recent decades mean that it is time to overcome this reticence, indeed that there are many reasons; intellectual, epistemological, methodological and practical, to do so. All submissions are welcome, whether from the theoretical or ethnographic point of view. Considerations which take into account the experience of four-field anthropology from an international perspective are also very welcome.
 
We would expect panel proposals to be submitted by 1st December, please.Amongst the special events already decided is the key-note address (Monday 6th April), which will be delivered by Prof. Michael Herzfeld. Invited speakers with regard to the first plenary that follows include Prof. Chris Hann, Prof. Tim Ingold, and Prof. Rosemary Joyce. On Day 2, Prof. Ian Hodder will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University, preceded by a special lecture: ‘Archaeology and Anthropology: the state of the field‘. Further events include the ASA Raymond Firth Lecture (Prof. Guha-Thakurta), and the RAI Presidential Address (Prof. Roy Ellen).

The call for panels may be accessed here
www.theasa.org/conferences/asa09/. We do not wish to be
prescriptive, but the sort of thing that may be of interest would be
the exploration of the contrasts and complementarities between the two disciplines historically and today; the study of ruins or the ethnographic exploration of multiple interactions with the past; diffusion and the transformation of culture; contrasting uses and ways of interpreting material culture within the two disciplines, and so on. More details on these themes may be found here
www.theasa.org/conferences/asa09/theme.htm.  Queries may be addressed to conference(a)easa.org.
 
Dr David Shankland
On behalf of the ASA09 conference committee

Dr Fiona Bowie
Prof. Mark Horton
Dr Joshua Pollard
Dr David Shankland (Chair)
Dr Dimitrios Theodossopoulos


Call for Sponsored Memberships

This is a call for WAC members to nominate Indigenous people, and people from economically disadvantaged countries for sponsored membership of WAC.  Our aim is to increase representation in under-represented regions, as well as our Indigenous membership.  In  order to be eligible for nomination, the person should have not been a member of WAC in the past.  Sponsored membership is a once up benefit for a duration of two years, after which we hope sponsored members will join WAC in the normal way.

The benefits of sponsored membership are:

- Electronic access to the WAC international  journal Archaeologies. Three  issues of the journal are produced each year.
- Reduced price of registration at WAC Congresses and Inter-Congresses.
- Discounts of between 20% and 30% on books published in WAC series.
- Regular bi-monthly E-Newsletter.
- Membership of the WAC email list with the  opportunity to contribute to discussions and the right to promote events.
- Access to the Members Only section of the WAC website.
- Right to stand for election as a member of the WAC Executive and Council.
- Eligibility to be a member of a WAC Standing Committee. Committees include Archaeologists  Without Borders; Awards; Ethics; Students; Repatriation; and Public Education.Invitations to WAC social events.
Sponsored members will not be eligible to apply for WAC grants and awards, and they will not receive a hard copy of the WAC journal.

So, it you know somebody who you think would benefit from being a member of WAC, please get in touch with Katie Fagan, kathleenmaryfagan@gmail.com.  The nominee will need to have approved their nomination.

Click here to download an English nomination form

Click here to download a Spanish nomination form

All the best,

Claire Smith, for the Executive


National Park Service's 2009 Archaeological Prospection Workshop

Colleague, I would like to inform you of the upcoming National Park Service archeological prospection workshop to be held May 18-22, 2009, at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The workshop is open to all archeologists and students, as well as those folks interested in forensic and cemetery investigations. Please pass this information on to you students, faculty, and/or staff. Please forgive any duplicate postings of the announcement.

See the following announcement for details:

National Park Service's 2009 Archaeological Prospection Workshop

The National Park Service's 2009 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the 21st Century will be held May 18-22, 2009, at the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Lodging will be at the Ramada Inn. The field exercises will take place at the Los Adaes State Historic Site (a Spanish presidio and capital of the Spanish province of Texas between 1719 and 1772). Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Adaes State Historic Site, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation. This will be the nineteenth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation. The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field. There is a registration charge of $475.00. Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center's web page at http://www.nps.gov/history/mwac/. For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141; fax: (402) 437-5098; email: steve_de_vore@nps.gov.


ICCROM TRAINING COURSE

ICCROM is pleased to announce that the training course on Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation - ARIS09 will be held in Rome from 2 September - 2 October 2009. This course is offered by ICCROM and the Getty Conservation Institute.

The ARIS09 Course aims to improve architectural conservation practice through the use of methods and tools of recording, documentation, inventories and information management.

This architectural conservation course will be based on cases and experience drawing upon the vast wealth of cultural material that the city of Rome and other cases offer for the advanced study of conservation issues.

The course announcement is included below.

We are interested in inviting applications from conservators, architects, planners, engineers, archaeologists, historians, topographers, photogrammetrists, surveyors, cartographers, restorers, documentalists, and other conservation professionals involved in the field of recording, documentation and inventories through information management systems.

Thank you for disseminating widely this information to the relevant networks.

Applications should reach ICCROM by the 16 February 2009 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.

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Architectural Records, Inventories and Information Systems for Conservation - ARIS09

International course in architectural conservation, heritage recording, and information management

Dates: 2 September - 2 October 2009

Place: ICCROM, Rome, Italy

Partners
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
The Getty Conservation Institute

The Course

Good conservation decisions are made with knowledge of the significance, history, past interventions, and current conditions of cultural resources. This international course on architectural records, inventories, and information systems for the conservation of cultural heritage will address the needs, methodology, and techniques for acquiring and using this knowledge. The course will draw upon the vast wealth of cultural material in Rome and will be taught by leading experts in the field.

Records, inventories, and information management tools are continuously being developed and must be considered as a fundamental part of the conservation process.

Course objectives

The ARIS09 Course aims to improve architectural conservation practice by: Approaching architectural records and information management as tools in conservation for planning, practice, access and dissemination; Reviewing the theory of documentation and recording and its relation to specific situations; Encouraging appropriate methodologies and tools for recording, documentation, inventories and information management; Addressing recording practice based on specific case studies; Promoting discussion among specialists in these fields; Enabling participants to transmit documentation knowledge and skills to those in their home countries.

Course programme

The course will feature a range of learning strategies that will draw upon participants' own professional knowledge while adding new information and skills through readings, discussions, and a number of collaborative practical exercises. The course will include a required preparatory phase prior to arrival at ICCROM. This preparatory phase will allow participants to increase their background knowledge in key topic areas through readings and exercises that they will undertake while in their home countries. The course will be structured around three main blocks of knowledge, through four weeks of study, on specific matters relating to:

Architectural Records: theory and practice for generating records will include direct, topographic, GPS, photogrammetric, and 3D laser scanning techniques, and archival research (historic, archaeological, structural, condition);

Inventories: the course will stress the notion of `inventory´ as the core element of information systems to be able to establish links between the various aspects and fields relating to architectural documentation processes; Information Systems: planning, practice, access and dissemination of information (computer graphics, multimedia) will be emphasized, in particular principles, design and management of records in data base systems (GIS) and methods to process architectural records and related information.

Participants

This international course is designed for a maximum of 18 conservation professionals. The course will be for conservators, architects, planners, engineers, archaeologists, historians, topographers, photogrammetrists, surveyors, cartographers, documentalists, and other conservation professionals involved in the field of recording, documentation and inventories through information management systems.

Admission

Preference will be given to candidates working in positions in which they can share, transmit and disseminate the skills and information gained during the course. Preference will also be given to applicants from ICCROM Member States.

Candidates are required to provide evidence of computer knowledge in the use of software for: Internet access, database management, CAD-based graphic tools, and digital image management.

Teaching team

Teaching staff will be composed of recognized heritage conservation professionals having both practical/theoretical experience and knowledge in training. They will represent a broad international perspective in their fields of expertise.

Working language

The official language of the course will be English. Participants are required to certify proficiency knowledge of the official language.

Certificate

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who satisfactorily complete the course.

Course fee: 900 EUR (Euro).

Travel, Accommodation and Living Expenses Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Rome and their accommodation and living expenses during the course. Participants should plan for a minimum allowance of Euros 1500 for living expenses. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies. ICCROM may be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to selected candidates who have been unable to secure funding.

Application

Please fill out the ICCROM application form (obtainable from the ICCROM web site: www.iccrom.org) and send it together with a full professional Curriculum Vitae (in English) to the contact address below: Email applications are welcome. In the event that it is not possible to provide a scanned version of the necessary photographs and signatures, it will also be necessary to send a paper copy.

ARIS 09 Course
ICCROM
Via di San Michele 13
I-00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 58553 1
Fax: +39 06 58553349
Email: aris09course@iccrom.org

Application deadline
Applications should reach ICCROM by 16 February 2009 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.


Department of Social Anthropology - University of Cape Town - 16018 ayanda mbanga communications (cape) - THE SAWYER SEMINAR SERIES, 2009 – 2010 - DOCTORAL & POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (12 MONTHS) - "Knowledge Diversity & Power: Science, the Indigenous Movement & the Post-Colonial University"


Call for contributions

Sephis e-magazine

Special issue on 'Globalization and its Impact'

January 2009

We are inviting essays on globalization and its impact on all the south countries. We are hoping to cover a wide range of issues such as the history of globalization, its specific manifestations in the context of south countries, its impact including the varied responses- political, social, cultural- to multiple processes of globalization in different southern regions.  Contributions can be in the form of an article (roughly about 3000 words). We also welcome contributions in the form of Book reviews, Reports of contemporary trends or events, Reports of conferences or meetings (1000-1500 words). We specially welcome historiographical essays from different south contexts.

Deadline for submission: 15 November 2008


CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS

Anthropological and Archaeological Imaginations: past, present and
future University of Bristol, 6th-9th April 2009.
 
The Association of Social Anthropologists 09 conference will take place
at the University of Bristol, 6th-9th April. The aim of this conference
is to stimulate a major reconsideration of the complex  links which
obtain between social anthropology and archaeology. Though social
anthropology has had an uneasy relationship with archaeology we believe that the transformations that both disciplines have experienced in recent decades mean that it is time to overcome this reticence, indeed that there are many reasons; intellectual, epistemological, methodological and practical, to do so. All submissions are welcome, whether from the theoretical or ethnographic point of view. Considerations which take into account the experience of four-field anthropology from an international perspective are also very welcome.
 
We would expect panel proposals to be submitted by 1st December, please.Amongst the special events already decided is the key-note address (Monday 6th April), which will be delivered by Prof. Michael Herzfeld. Invited speakers with regard to the first plenary that follows include Prof. Chris Hann, Prof. Tim Ingold, and Prof. Rosemary Joyce. On Day 2, Prof. Ian Hodder will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University, preceded by a special lecture: ‘Archaeology and Anthropology: the state of the field‘. Further events include the ASA Raymond Firth Lecture (Prof. Guha-Thakurta), and the RAI Presidential Address (Prof. Roy Ellen).

The call for panels may be accessed here
www.theasa.org/conferences/asa09/. We do not wish to be
prescriptive, but the sort of thing that may be of interest would be
the exploration of the contrasts and complementarities between the two disciplines historically and today; the study of ruins or the ethnographic exploration of multiple interactions with the past; diffusion and the transformation of culture; contrasting uses and ways of interpreting material culture within the two disciplines, and so on. More details on these themes may be found here
www.theasa.org/conferences/asa09/theme.htm.  Queries may be addressed to conference(a)easa.org.
 
Dr David Shankland
On behalf of the ASA09 conference committee

Dr Fiona Bowie
Prof. Mark Horton
Dr Joshua Pollard
Dr David Shankland (Chair)
Dr Dimitrios Theodossopoulos